The effective mass of a quantum polaron
Gogolin A. O., Ioselevich A. S.
The dynamics of the quantum polaron (QP) is studies at zero temperature. The photon variables are excluded and the Green's function is obtained. The effective mass for both large adiabatic QP and small nonadiabatic QP is calculated. In the first case the principal contribution to the mass comes from the thin "crust layer" on a polaron surface.